Freshman Beginning To Suspect Orientation Leader Doesn’t Actually Want To Be Friends
STOKES SOUTH — Freshman Anna Blumberg realized that her orientation leader, Aaron Parsons (MCAS ‘19), may not actually want to be friends after Parsons showed up more than twenty minutes late for their coffee date Thursday.
“I’m so glad my OL finally found time to meet up with me,” said Blumberg as she sat at a coveted table in the Chocolate Bar at the prearranged time. “We’ve been trying to get together for weeks now. I mean, he’s so busy and cool. I totally get it,” she added, quickly glancing over at the empty chair across the table from her while jealous pairs of friends hovered on the perimeter waiting for a table to open up.
From the first day of orientation, Blumberg believed Parsons was perfect best-friends-material. The moment Blumberg found Parsons outside of Robsham Theater among the crowd of other freshmen flocking to their own first mentors at BC, Parsons gave her a big smile and a welcoming hug. Parsons was reportedly the most open and talkative anyone’s ever been within the first hour of knowing Blumberg; they “just clicked.”
“It was amazing how well we bonded right off the bat,” said Blumberg. “He didn’t ask surface-level questions like how my day was. He was genuinely interested in where I came from, and how I got to be here at Boston College. I’m really excited to see how he’s been doing, and I can’t wait to tell him how my first month has been.”
Fifteen minutes past the start time of the proposed coffee meeting, Blumberg excused herself to shoot a text to Parsons. “He’s probably just still stuck in the after class rush out on the quad. He’s so popular. He always runs into people he knows and gets caught up in conversations,” she explained. “He’s so easy to talk to, that’s how we get together so well. I can’t wait to see him!”
At press time, Parsons was seen laying out on the grass with a group of friends, checking his phone. Reports say he let out an annoyed sigh, telling his friends he had to meet up with “one of his clingy freshmen” and assured them he’d make up some excuse to leave and get back to their debate whether it’s worse to have Cheetos for fingers or have a voice like Sheen from Jimmy Neutron.